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Professor John McCall

Celerum was founded in 2013 to develop and commercialise the work of Professor John McCall, Head of the School of Computing, Science and Digital Media at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

Professor McCall has more than 25 years research experience in nature-inspired computing. He undertaken many projects demonstrating the validity of Celerum’s approach to the technology.

They include a knowledge transfer partnership backed by Innovate UK with one of Scotland’s biggest privately-owned hauliers ARR Craib to maximise vehicle use and effectiveness. To date his research group at RGU has attracted 23 grants totalling more than £2.3 million, including nearly £1 million from six Innovate UK grants.

ARR Craib Chief Operating Officer Mike Simpson said: “We’ve been working with Professor McCall and his research group at RGU for five years. We’re delighted with the significant benefits their work has delivered for us. This covers a number of different work streams in an extremely dynamic environment, and, most importantly, includes improved planning and fleet productivity. We’re pleased to continue to work with Professor McCall as we seek to maximise the benefits of his work on optimisation technologies.”